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Betamethasone

Brand names: ANTASONE (in combination) B-TASONE-G (in combination) BESONE BETACORT (in combination) BETACYLIC (in combination) BETADERM BETAFUSIN (in combination) BETASONE BETEFLAM BETESIL BETNESOL BETNOVATE BETOSALIC (in combination) CAMNOVATE CELESTAN BIPHASE (in combination) CELESTONE SOLUSPAN (in combination) DEFUZIN-B (in combination) DERMANOL-C (in combination) DERMASONE DIPROCEL DIPROSPAN (in combination) DOVOBET (in combination) FUCIBET (in combination) FUCICORT (in combination) FUSICUTAN (in combination) LUXIQ MEDOBETA MOVITHIOL OSMORAN READYSHARP BETAMETHASONE (in combination) SENSIBIO (in combination) SODERM (in combination) SYNMETHASONE TEMPROSONE TRI-MICON (in combination) UNIFLEX UNIFLEX-N VALISONE-G (in combination)

Description

Betamethasone is a glucocorticoid which is about eight to ten times as active as prednisolone on a weight-for-weight basis. Betamethasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Betamethasone
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07E Intestinal antiinflammatory agents → A07EA Corticosteroids acting locally
Betamethasone
C Cardiovascular system → C05 Vasoprotectives → C05A Agents for treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures for topical use → C05AA Corticosteroids
Betamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07A Corticosteroids, plain → D07AC Corticosteroids, potent (group III)
Betamethasone
D Dermatologicals → D07 Corticosteroids, dermatological preparations → D07X Corticosteroids, other combinations → D07XC Corticosteroids, potent, other combinations
Betamethasone
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H02 Corticosteroids for systemic use → H02A CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR SYSTEMIC USE, PLAIN → H02AB Glucocorticoids
Betamethasone
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AD Corticosteroids
Betamethasone
R Respiratory system → R03 Drugs for obstructive airway diseases → R03B Other drugs for obstructive airway diseases, inhalants → R03BA Glucocorticoids
Betamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BA Corticosteroids, plain
Betamethasone
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01C Antiinflammatory agents and antiinfectives in combination → S01CB Corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics in combination
Betamethasone
S Sensory organs → S02 Otologicals → S02B Corticosteroids → S02BA Corticosteroids
Betamethasone
S Sensory organs → S03 Ophthalmological and otological preparations → S03B Corticosteroids → S03BA Corticosteroids

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